Climate Change in California Article

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Climate Change in California Article

Post by rightstar76 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:06 am

It was published today.

Increasing precipitation volatility in twenty-first-century California (paywall):
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0140-y

There is an article in Wired magazine about the study (no paywall):

California’s Water Whiplash Is Only Going to Get Worse
https://www.wired.com/story/californias ... get-worse/








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Re: Climate Change in California Article

Post by Dave_Ayers » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:50 am

More detailed version sans paywall is posted here by the lead author: http://weatherwest.com/archives/6252

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Re: Climate Change in California Article

Post by Wandering Daisy » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:48 am

It is interesting that my master's thesis in 1996 (my middle-age crisis project was to go back to school) was part of a large project to project the adequacy of Utah's water storage and delivery systems with the larger variations hypothesized with climate change. At that time the climate models were not nearly as good or detailed as they are now. This "whiplash" effect has been a known problem of climate change for a LONG time, and only now getting the attention it should have received years ago.

The article appeared in the Sacramento Bee this morning.

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Re: Climate Change in California Article

Post by limpingcrab » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:56 pm

Well crap, I live below a dam

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Re: Climate Change in California Article

Post by Wandering Daisy » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:17 pm

Buy some good flood insurance!

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Re: Climate Change in California Article

Post by Tom_H » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:12 pm

Wow, just wow.

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Re: Climate Change in California Article

Post by rightstar76 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:08 am

Dave Ayers, thanks for sharing. I found Dr. Swain's blog post very informative.

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Re: Climate Change in California Article

Post by rightstar76 » Sat May 12, 2018 6:02 am

Bump.

Shrinking glaciers, bigger fires and hotter nights: How climate change is altering California
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html

This article has good pictures and charts of glaciers in the Sierra Nevada and how much they've shrunk the last 100 years. It also has a link to the Cal EPA and OEHHA report.

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Re: Climate Change in California Article

Post by balzaccom » Sat May 12, 2018 6:42 am

Very troubling indeed. I hope we are not doomed for my kids' sake...and their kids.
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Re: Climate Change in California Article

Post by limpingcrab » Mon May 14, 2018 1:40 pm

Not doomed, but might have to pack up and move a bit. Maybe the next Yosemite will be in the Arrigetch of Alaska or down in Antarctica.

The biggest problem is that people are no longer nomadic, that's gonna make this accelerated climate change a big bummer.

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